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Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot appointed to High Court bench

Senior District Judge and Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot has been appointed a Justice of the High Court. She will be known as The Honourable Mrs Justice Arbuthnot and will be assigned to the Family Division.

Emma Louise Arbuthnot, aged 61, was Called to the Bar (I) in 1986. She was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) 1999, as a Recorder in 2001, as a District Judge (Magistrate's Courts) in 2005, as the Deputy Senior District Judge (Magistrates' Court) in 2012 and as the Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) in 2016.

She will take up appointment on 1 February 2021 consequential to retirements in the High Court.

9/10/20